Where: Upland wet meadows and stream sides
When: Flowers May to July
Bigger and bolder than most buttercups, globeflowers bring sunshine to grey summer days. Their big, bright yellow spheres shine out by upland streams, on dripping, grey cliffs and in damp woodlands.
Despite their beauty an old Scottish name for them is witches’ gowan – maybe because like all the buttercup family they are poisonous.